Movies and TV shows like Olive Kitteridge

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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: meditative, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere, psychological, heartbreaking, depressing, intense, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town life, parents and children, family problems, maturity, family relations, couple relations, elderly, couples, family, loneliness, under the surface, social relations, psychology, mental illness, complex characters, life philosophy, marriage, depression, paranoia, destiny, childhood, strong female presence, small town, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california

Most similar movies to Olive Kitteridge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and psychological films and TV series with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couples, couple relations and bittersweet mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Olive Kitteridge: Mildred Pierce (2011), The Slap (2015), The Affair (2014), Interiors (1978), One True Thing (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
TV show
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, serious, clever, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, family relations, divorced divorcee, single parent, lovers, tragic event, struggle, suffering, friendship, ambitious, divorce, heroine ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, friends, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, love affair, strong sexual content, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, sexual relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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35%
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Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, parents and children, family problems, society, unfulfillment, lgbt, family drama, sexuality, depression, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 987
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 331
Moving On (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Moving On is a British television series set in contemporary Britain consisting of standalone dramas all sharing the theme of someone going through some kind of change in their life and moving on.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, starting over, redemption, optimism, couples, family problems, hopes, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, couple relations, change
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.2
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, dishonesty, infidelity, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, male escort, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 4K
Black Box (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Catherine Black is a world-famous neurologist at the state-of-the-art medical institution known as "The Cube". Catherine is brilliant, beautiful, and at the top of her game, though she's hiding a secret of her own: she's bipolar. ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, mad, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, treatment, mental disorders, workplace, mental disorder, couples, family relations, workplace situations, surgery, couple relations, therapy, neurosurgeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 9K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, couples, family relations, adultery, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family gatherings, human nature, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, aging, hopes, love, couples, elderly, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, under the surface, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, family relations, family life, fall in love, homecoming, estrangement, healing power, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family problems, family in crisis, drug abuse, single parent, youth, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, social relations, family relations, crimes, parents and children, housewife, coping, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
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The Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Street is a British television drama series created by Jimmy McGovern and produced by Granada Television for the BBC. The series follows the lives of various residents of an unnamed street in Manchester and features an all-star cast including ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, anthology ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: family life, couple relations, neighbor, social relations, crumbling marriage, dull life, family problems, small town, friendship, neighborhood, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, youth, power relations, family problems, teachers and students, family in crisis, teenage life, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, society, single parent, crumbling marriage, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, small town, love and romance, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, living with parents, looking for love, homecoming, small town life, hometown ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 4.6
 214
Twelve Thirty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, couples, family problems, gender, parents and children, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, sex scene, loneliness, gender bending, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, death in the family, couple relations, family problems, couples, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, mourning, stillborn child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 739
In Our Nature (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A portrait of two couples at a crossroads. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway for two young lovers, turns into an uncomfortable confrontation when the young man's estranged father shows up ... with his own girlfriend. As their ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, introspection, dysfunctional family, couple relations, country house, awkward situation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, estranged father, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 10K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, society, couples, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, secret society, human nature, haunted by the past, parents and children, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 493
Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: sincere, realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, mysterious past, murder, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When Peter Manson's daughter falls pregnant by her teacher, he is afraid that he has lost her forever. But are his fears more than just fatherly concern?
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, family problems, haunted by the past, loss of wife, car accident, financial ruin, teacher, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%